Putin urged to discuss the law on foreign agents with the professional community

PUTIN: THE LAW ON MEDIA INOAGENTS SHOULD BE DISCUSSED WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
PUTIN ABOUT INOAGENTS: IT IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM POSSIBLE INTERFERENCE FROM THE OUTSIDE, THIS IS A SUBTLE WORK, ON THE MASS MEDIA IT IS NECESSARY TO ACTION VERY CAREFULLY
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The Foreign Ministry responded to the EU’s attempts to present Russia as a party to the conflict in Ukraine

MOSCOW, 9 Dec – The EU not only does not help the settlement in Ukraine, but also tries to present Russia as a party to the conflict, this is irresponsible, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“The EU, in fact, not only does not contribute to peace in Donbass, it just aggravates the situation, trying to present Russia as a party to the conflict,” she said during the briefing.
According to her, “this is all irresponsible.”

Putin supported the idea of ​​banning the catch of whales and beluga whales for entertainment purposes

MOSCOW, 9 Dec – Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to the proposal to ban the fishing of whales and beluga whales for entertainment purposes.
At a meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) with the head of state, Sergey Tsyplenkov, executive director of the Greenpeace Council, an international non-governmental non-profit organization, said that two years ago more than a hundred killer whales and beluga whales were released from a whale prison, however, according to him, legally fishing for educational and cultural purposes is not prohibited.
“Do you propose to ban fishing for recreational purposes? I agree. Let’s do so. As far as I know, this year only six permits were issued in general. But to maintain the traditional way of life, somewhere under 140 permits are issued,” meeting.
In early December, the Amur Basin Environmental Prosecutor’s Office informed that Srednyaya Bay in Primorye was completely freed from the enclosures where the prisoners of the “whale prison” – whales and beluga whales – were kept, and that the structures will no longer be able to contain sea animals.

In Kiev, they talked about the mood of the United States for "Nord Stream – 2"

KIEV, 9 Dec – The head of the permanent delegation of Ukraine to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, deputy from the pro-presidential faction in the Verkhovna Rada “Servant of the People” Yegor Chernev said that the United States does not refuse sanctions on Nord Stream 2, in his opinion, their absence in the country’s defense budget is due to purely technical reasons.
The US defense budget, published on Tuesday by a specialized committee of the House of Representatives, was presented without mentioning the sanctions on Nord Stream 2. Previously, Republicans have demanded that the sanctions be included in the defense bill, which is usually adopted by broad consensus of both parties, and even temporarily blocked its adoption due to the absence of these sanctions. The White House, which opposes sanctions against the pipeline operator, criticized this move by the Republicans.
“The United States is not abandoning sanctions against Nord Stream 2. As I was able to find out in Washington, the disappearance of amendments to impose sanctions on the Russian gas pipeline in the US defense budget is due to purely technical reasons,” Chernev wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday …
According to him, the amendments on sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline came in a package with other amendments, on which the Democrats and Republicans could not agree among themselves. As a result, for the adoption of the defense budget, all these amendments were withdrawn in a whole package, as they were submitted.
“But this does not mean that the sanctions will be waived, or that American parliamentarians will not be able to prepare an appropriate separate bill that will stop Nord Stream 2,” he added.
Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Now its operator is Nord Stream 2 AG with the sole shareholder Gazprom. The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2, which the United States and Ukraine actively oppose, is commercial, beneficial to Europe, and urged to stop mentioning it in the context of any politicization.

German business in Russia supported the launch "Nord Stream – 2"

BERLIN, 9 Dec – More than two-thirds of German companies operating in Russia are in favor of the early launch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Eastern Committee of the German Economy said Thursday, citing an annual survey.
The non-governmental organization Eastern Committee, together with the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, annually organizes surveys of companies from Germany doing business in Russia to assess the business climate. This year, the survey was conducted in November, involving 86 companies with a total turnover in the Russian Federation of 14 billion euros.
The “immediate” launch of Nord Stream 2 was supported by 44% of the firms surveyed – even before the final legal procedures were completed. Another 32% said that they should wait until these procedures are completed and then start pumping gas. At the same time, 22% said that it is necessary to introduce “a stopping mechanism in case Russia uses gas supplies as a lever of pressure.”
As noted in the committee, “the impatience of enterprises is understandable,” and added that they are in favor of certification of the pipeline without “political and economic pressure.” “We fully trust (certifying) the Federal Network Agency and independent expertise. Therefore, it is good that the new (ruling in Germany) coalition – despite some public statements – apparently agreed not to make any attempts to exert political influence on the certification process,” – said the head of the committee Oliver Hermes.
He recalled that Nord Stream 2 “ensures stable gas supplies to Europe and Germany at affordable prices,” and will also help Germany in implementing its climate policy.
In general, German business in Russia is more optimistic about next year than it was a year earlier, despite the ongoing pandemic, the committee notes. So, if a year ago from 2021 36% of the survey participants expected positive dynamics, then this year the share of “optimists” is almost twice as high – 60% expect positive economic dynamics in 2022. Already in the second half of 2021, 52% of survey participants noted positive trends in business; a year earlier, only 12% of surveyed firms expressed their opinion about the same period of activity.
Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Now its operator is Nord Stream 2 AG with the sole shareholder Gazprom. The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2, which the United States and Ukraine actively oppose, is commercial, beneficial to Europe, and urged to stop mentioning it in the context of any politicization.

Putin noted the need to collect personal data, but promised to protect it

The collection of big data is necessary for the development of technologies, but there are really many leaks, data protection needs to be taken up, and the government will soon submit proposals to ensure the rights of citizens in the digital space, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with HRC members.

CDS Rawat tribute ceremony will start at 8.30 pm, the aircraft will reach Palam airport in some time

The mortal remains of 13 army officers-employees, including CDS Bipin Rawat, who were killed in an army plane crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, will reach Palam airport at 7.40 pm. Tribute Ceremony Half past ….

Putin promised to talk with Sobyanin and regional heads about the homeless

MOSCOW, 9 Dec – Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to talk with the heads of regions and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin about the homeless.
“I will definitely talk with the leaders of the regions, including Sergei Semenovich,” Putin said at a meeting of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC).
He noted that the Moscow authorities are dealing with the problem of the homeless, creating sites where people can be fed with warm food, and taking other actions to support people in such a difficult situation.
“I will definitely talk, I promise you, I will talk to Sergei Semenovich on this matter today,” Putin added.

Putin appreciated the possibility of introducing punishment for domestic violence

PUTIN ABOUT VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY AND PUNISHMENT: IT IS NECESSARY TO WORK CAREFULLY, INCLUDING TALKING WITH THOSE WHO EXPRESS FEARS ABOUT INTERFERENCE IN THE FAMILY

The Austrian Ministry of Health told what a fine threatens the unvaccinated from COVID-19

Refusal of compulsory vaccination against coronavirus in Austria threatens with a fine of 3.6 thousand euros, said the head of the country’s Ministry of Health Wolfgang Mückstein. …